Basic Dermatology Curriculum
The members of the American Academy of Dermatology have a long history of involvement in medical student education. This curriculum was created by a work group of experienced dermatology educators and is based on the best available evidence.
These guides provide direction about how one can best use this collection of learning modules. Access modules through the recommended order below.
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Two-week rotation: General dermatology
|The skin exam||Benign skin lesions||Acne and rosacea||Atopic dermatitis||Adult fungal |
|Basic science of the skin||Molluscum contagiosum||Psoriasis||Contact dermatitis||Pediatric fungal infections|
|Morphology||Warts||Itch||Red scaly rash|
Four-week rotation: General dermatology
|The skin exam||Benign skin lesions||Acne and rosacea||Adult fungal infections||The red face|
|Basic science of skin||Warts||Psoriasis|
|Actinic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma||Evaluation of pigmented lesions||Bacterial skin infections||Petechiae purpura and vasculitis||The red leg|
|Basal cell carcinoma||Melanoma||Stasis dermatitis and leg ulcers||Mid-rotation |
|Atopic dermatitis||Pediatric fungal infections||Drug reactions||Light rashes||Red scaly rash|
|Contact dermatitis||Infestations and bites||Urticaria||Dark rashes|
|Blisters||Viral exanthems||Dermatoses in pregnancy||Review/study||Resting/evaluation|
|Molluscum contagiosum||Erythroderma||End of rotation feedback|
Three-week rotation: General dermatology for internists
* These videos are provided for educational purposes only to offer a general illustration of how these procedures may be performed; they have been edited to feature the core procedure and do not necessarily represent the typical services in terms of the time or equipment required. Individual patient variability and other factors will impact the length of time the procedures take as well as potential equipment that may be used by the performing physician.
|Contact dermatitis||Evaluation of pigmented lesions||Red scaly rash||Red face||The red leg|
|Drug reactions||Psoriasis||Acne & rosacea||Stasis and ulcers|
|Bacterial skin infection||Blisters||Dermatoses in pregnancy||Dark rashes||Hair loss|
|Adult fungal infections + KOH video||Erythroderma||HIV dermatology||Light rashes|
|Infestations and bites |
Three-week rotation: General dermatology for pediatricians
- For a 2 week rotation, start at the beginning and condense as you are able.
- For a 4 week rotation, spread out, and add additional modules from the adult list as desired.
|Blisters*||Urticaria*||Cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions in children||Dark rashes||Red scaly rash|
|Infestations and bites*||Drug reactions*||Petechiae purpura and vasculitis*||Light rashes||Review|